The Nasen Book Awards celebrate excellence in publishing for special educational needs. They are organised by the National Association for Special Educational Needs and the Educational Publishers Council and supported by The Times Educational Supplement. The winners each receive a pound;500 prize.
Winner of the Academic Award for the book that does most to inform and inspire professionals faced with the challenges of educating thosewith difficulties and disabilities: MARTIAN IN THE PLAYGROUND: understanding the schoolchild with Asperger's syndrome. By Clare Sainsbury. Lucky Duck Publishing. pound;12. Tel: 0117 973 2881.
Winner of the Children's Book Award for a book of any genre that most successfully provides a positive image of young people with special needs: Susan Laughs. By Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, Anderson Press pound;9.99. Tel: 020 7840 8400.